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Race Dates

2019: TBD
2018: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 68°F (20°C)
Average High: 77°F (25°C)
Average Low: 59° F (15°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.11
Course Score: 99.51

Race Size

2018: 2,823 Finishers
2017: 2,957 Finishers
2016: 3,065 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: 3.3%
2017: 6.3%
2016: 7.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Miami Marathon was the 25th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 27th largest in 2016.

This year 3.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2017.

This gives the Miami Marathon the 314th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 32nd highest percentage so far in 2018.


Its Course Score of 99.51 ranks it as the 93rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 11th fastest course in Florida.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Miami Marathon a PR Score of 97.11. This PR Score ranks it as the 336th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 15th fastest in Florida.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 35 feet (10m)
Min Elevation: 1 feet (0m)

Miami




Recent Miami Marathon Reviews

4.1 Stars from 7 Reviews
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review of 2018 Miami Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars

Review

Positives: The course featured beautiful runs over two of the causeways between South Beach and downtown and a beautiful run through South Beach...overall a scenic course. The expo was amazing...lots of vendors giving away samples, easy bib pick up. Nice race shirt. Beautiful finishers medal, and the organizers have offered to send replacements to runners who received medals that they received from the manufacturer broken. First aid stations were well equipped with salt tablets and other necessities for a hot day. A good selection of treats at the finish line.

Negatives: Gear check wasn't operational one and a half hours before gun time, and given the distance away from the start line gear check was, that simply isn't good enough for a major race. Runners should be able to check their gear up to two hours before gun time. Volunteers, while dedicated, were not adequately trained or informed in too many cases. One of the volunteers who was controling who went into a coral wasn't letting people into the coral from corals ahead of that coral. It was a hot and humid day, so a number of runners were looking to move to slower corals to adapt to a hot/humid pace, so being stopped from doing something the organizers promised you'd be able to do at the expo turned out to be quite the bummer. This extended to aid stations which were a hot mess. Volunteers had not been properly trained on how to hold water cups so runners could easily grab them (rest the cup on a flat hand). Volunteers were also frequently holding the cups without wearing gloves...a real no no in aid station work given that some of them were holding them from the top of the cup with their fingers on the lip (ew!). Instead of gatoraide and water being in predictable places in aide stations (Gatorade first and water second or the other way around), the positioning of gatoraide and water was essentially randomized at all aide stations so you never knew where to go to get what it was that you needed quickly while maintaining your pace through the station, a real pain.

Overall, I was disappointed with the organizational issues I saw in a race that had taken place over many years. While there certainly were positives, I wouldn't recommend this race...too many negatives for me.

Race Tips

South Florida in late January is a crapshoot. Be prepared for hot and humid or possibly gale-force winds.

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review of 2017 Miami Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars

Review

They don't fully close the streets just a section of it. the cars to drive right next to you. I lost count of how many times I nearly got ran over as I ran this marathon.

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review of 2017 Miami Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Almost flat, few bridges as a hills.

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review of 2017 Miami Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Love this marathon! Ran the full marathon 6 times and the half 4 times. A beautiful view at every turn including Miami Beach, Coconut Grove and Biscayne Bay at around mile 20. Just seeing the sun glisten off the bay gives you enough energy to make it the rest of the way.

Race Tips

Please, watch the weather and expect anything. Past years have been as hot as the 80's and as low as 40's at start. Be prepared!

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review of 2016 Miami Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

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